Babylon by Bus: Or, the True Story of Two Friends Who Gave Up Their Valuable Franchise Selling Yankees Suck T-Shirts at Fenway to Find Meaning and Adventure in Iraq, Where They Became Employed by the Occupation in Jobs for Which They Lacked Qualification and Witnessed...
This all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren?t the only ones. Underqualified but ingenious, Ray and Jeff found work with the Coalition Provisional Authority providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people amid an appalling atmosphere of corruption, incompetence, and horror. Gritty and irreverent, this is a wild ride inside the Red Zone and a strikingly original portrait of the real Iraq.
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Babylon by Bus: Or, the true story of two friends who gave up their valuable franchise selling YANKEES SUCK T-shirts at Fenway to find meaning and adventure in Iraq,User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In 2003, authors LeMoine and Neumann left their jobs selling "Yankees Suck" T-shirts outside Fenway Park and traveled to Iraq in search of wisdom and experience. Backpackers, stoners, and partygoers ... Read full review
Ray and Jeff seem at first like they'd be far more at home jockeying a radio morning show in Boston than coordinating humanitarian assistance in Baghdad, but then life is a bizarre and twisty thing, like a pretzel, really, but without quite so much salt. Their mutual misadventures in the Middle East are alarming, edifying, illuminating, & occasionally upsetting. Of the oddly crowded field of memoirs of misplaced persons doing unlikely things for limited stretches of time, this one stands just one step down from The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose.